MR Total Spine WO Protocol

Last updated:3/28/19
Charge as: Total Spine WO
Scanner preference: 1.5T or 3T preferred
Coil: Spine coil or NV/Spine coil combo

Scan Notes: 
When the added sequence “Quick STIR Trauma” is ordered:
 1. Run the following QUICK SAG STIR in addition to the routine SAG STIR
 2. Make two screen captures: 
                        A) showing scan time for routine STIR sequence 
                        B) showing scan time for Quick STIR sequence
3. Send Sequence and all screen captures to PACS

Cervical spine

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm Above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 12cm Above cranio-cervical junction to Mid T1
If "QUICK STIR TRAUMA is requested, run the following:
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm SENSE FACTOR = 2 20cm Include Facet Joints. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT= 3 20cm Include Facet Joints. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions

Thoracic spine

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
SAG T2 DRIVE TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 35cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 35cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 35cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm Mid C7 TO Mid L1
AXIAL T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 15cm Mid C7 TO Mid L1
If "QUICK STIR TRAUMA is requested, run the following:
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm SENSE FACTOR = 2 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT= 3 20cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions

Lumbar spine

Plane Weighting Mode Slice Gap FAT SAT FOV Notes
SAG T2 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG T1 TSE 3mm 0.5mm None 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm STIR 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies
AXIAL T1 TSE 4mm 1mm None 15cm Mid T11 to Mid S1
DISKS T2 MULTISTACK TSE 3mm 0mm None 15cm Cover Disk Spaces L1-L5. Do not change number of slices.
If "QUICK STIR TRAUMA is requested, run the following:
PHILIPS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 1mm SENSE FACTOR = 2 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions
SIEMENS: SAG STIR TSE 3mm 0.5mm iPAT= 3 25cm Lateral Sides of Vertebral Bodies. See notes for screen shot and Pacs directions